Savas Avci — who is licensed by the city’s department of Consumer Affairs — allegedly lured a Texas family of four into his pedicab last Tuesday by promising a $1-a-block ride from 42nd and Seventh to 55th near Sixth.
That roughly 12-minute ride turned into a nightmare when he slapped Brenda Rodriguez and her husband with a $442.54 bill at the end of the trip.
By comparison, a 12-minute chopper ride costs as little as $150 per person.
“It was crazy,” said Rodriguez.
Incredibly, what Avci did is not illegal.
But Rodriguez said he neglected to tell her he charges a minimum of $100 per person, which was printed in tiny type on the rate card.
After charging $406 — plus $36.54 in taxes, according to the receipt she provided The Post — the driver then had the nerve to demand a tip.
“I said, ‘Sir, are you kidding me?’ ” said Rodriguez.
Greedy drivers exploit that rule by pointing to the rate card when customers ask the price.
He could be in trouble, however, for taking four people in his cab. Only three are allowed.
By JENNIFER FERMINO -NY POST